The Witch Hunters

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    The Witch Hunters

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    Serbia, Macedonia

    2018

    86 min

    • Serbian

    Drama

    Ten-year-old Jovan was born with partial cerebral palsy. Shy, self-conscious and without many friends, he often escapes in his imagination to a place where he is a crime-fighting superhero not limited by his own body. His world shifts when a new girl arrives in his class. Milica, not intimidated by much, chooses the seat next to Jovan and immediately enlists him to help her free her father from his girlfriend, whom she is convinced is a witch who has placed her father under a spell. As evidence, Milica cites drinking weird green juices, alien-like substances stored in jars and consumption of black salt. Between school and physical therapy, the new friends hatch a plan to expose Milica's father's girlfriend and break the spell; Milica believes this will reunite her parents. Preoccupied with the plan, Jovan begins to enjoy life and overcome many of his insecurities as he focuses on helping a friend. THE WITCH HUNTERS is an honest portrayal of struggle and acceptance, and how true friendship can lead to undiscovered inner strength.

    Awards

    • Young People’s Jury Award (ages 8–10) Best Feature Film - TIFF Kids
    • The City of Zlín Award for Best Children's Performance in a Feature Film (Mihajlo Milavić and Silma Mahmut) - Zlin FF
    • The Best Actress Award – Prishtina IFF
    • Audience Award - Montenegro FF

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    Credits

    Cast
    Mihajlo Milavic
    Silma Mahmuti
    Screenplay
    Marko Manojlovic
    Milos Kreckovic
    Cinematography
    Miksa Andjelic
    Editing
    Djordje Markovic
    Music
    Nevena Glusica
    Production
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    Press

    This children's film is one of those rare offerings from Balkan cinema that is both engaging for kids and fun enough for parents, with a definite artistic streak and an exciting adventure story to boot.

    Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

    Rasko Miljkovic

    Rasko Miljkovic

    Serbia

    Rasko MIljkovic was born in Belgrade in 1991 and graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. His short films include TAKES THREE FOR A MURDER (2014), SAVE (2015), and KRIS (2017). He has also worked as lecturer at Basta Fest and Cinema City in Serbia, and has made dozens of commercials along with videos for Serbian bands S.A.R.S, Went, Went, Kanda, Kodza, Nebojsa, Nezni Dalibor, and many others.